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European Hornbeam

Carpinus betulus

GIS Coordinate:
N40 21.239 W94 53.140

Trail Number:
C19

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Description

Family:
Betulaceae

Foliage:
Alternate, simple, ovate to ovate-oblong, sharply and doubly serrate, 2 1/2 to 5" long, 1 to 2" wide

Native Locale:
Europe, Asia Minor, southeast England

Mature Height:
40 to 60 feet

Mature Width:
30 to 60 feet

Hardiness Zones:
Zone 4(5) to 7

Soil Preference:
Tolerant of wide variety of soils conditions; light to heavy, acid to alkaline, but prefers well- drained situations

Growth Habit:
Pyramidal to rounded in youth, oval rounded to rounded at maturity

Rate of Growth:
Slow to Medium, about 10' over 10 years

Disease and Insect:
None serious

Landscape Value:
n/a

Additional Notes:

  • Flowers: Monoecious, male catkins, 1 1/2" long; female 1 1/2 to 3" long.

Photos

Leaf - European HornbeamSummer - European HornbeamSummer '08 - European HornbeamSummer '08 Leaf - European Hornbeam